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Kanepi still figuring things out back at US Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A year ago Kaia Kanepi was reading books, walking her dog and trying to figure out what she wanted to do with her life.

After a tidy 6-4 6-4 win over Russian Daria Kasatkina put her into the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Monday, the 418th ranked Estonian is now trying to figure out a way to beat Elina Svitolina or Madison Keys .

Kanepi had been battling with painful plantar fasciitis in both feet and a bout with the debilitating Epstein-Barr virus and was contemplating giving up tennis altogether.

Aside from a challenger in Germany and failed bids to qualify for Wimbledon and a WTA Tour event in Romania, the U.S. Open was her only other tournament this year.

Last year Kanepi's lone main draw appearance in four WTA level tournaments came in Rabat where she fell in the first round, a marked contrast to when she was once ranked 15th and made five grand slam quarter-finals.

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